There’s always some strange, interesting, beautiful or fun going on here at the Acre, so I carry a camera. Just in case.
The air backlit by the sunset reveals that it's thick with normally invisible insects. No wonder this orb weaver chose to string its web here!
Sage Osterfeld2023-11-15T16:20:31-08:00November 15th, 2023|
If you're in USDA zone 8 or above, it's easy to switch your keyhole garden from summer to winter veggies and keep growing. It just takes a few simple steps.
Sage Osterfeld2023-10-27T13:39:48-07:00October 27th, 2023|
Get an early start on next year's tomatoes by taking cuttings from this year's tomatoes in the fall. It's super easy and saves money! Here's how to do it:
Sage Osterfeld2023-10-17T16:43:26-07:00October 17th, 2023|
I grew Rouge Vif D’Etampes (aka: "Cinderella") French heirloom pumpkins the first time both for Halloween and for fall squash dishes (pie!). Here are my notes.
Sage Osterfeld2023-10-13T14:20:21-07:00October 13th, 2023|
Summer is gone, but the sweet corn isn't. Cool(ish), wet weather helped make the sweetest, plumpest corn of the season ready in the garden in mid-October.
Sage Osterfeld2023-10-06T14:38:41-07:00October 6th, 2023|
Orb weavers are common garden spiders. The females grow quite large - 2 inches or more across, Males only half that. In the autumn they mate. Then she eats him.
Sage Osterfeld2023-10-04T16:49:06-07:00October 4th, 2023|
Got a small compost pile that’s a bit of work to turn? Here’s a simple tool you can put together in a couple of minutes that’ll make it easy to do.
Terri Osterfeld2023-11-19T12:37:34-08:00November 19th, 2023|
Here are the recipes for five Thanksgiving dishes that were popular 100 years ago but have since fallen out of favor. Change up your Thanksgiving and try one!
Terri Osterfeld2023-11-02T16:28:52-07:00November 2nd, 2023|
Don’t toss those pumpkins because the holidays are over! Here are five delicious and unusual pumpkin recipes to make the most of those leftover squash
Terri Osterfeld2023-11-02T10:40:02-07:00November 2nd, 2023|
Fresh, homemade pumpkin puree for pies etc. is very nutritious and super simple to make. It's really no harder that cut, scrape, bake and blend. Here's how:
Autumn is great for comfort foods and beans are inexpensive, delicious and super versatile. Here's five Terri tested and approved bean dishes to try this fall
Visit the ChickenCam » (Tip: There are actually more ducks than chickens)
Make a live backyard or wildlife camera just like Chickencam for less than $50. It’s easy!
Live camera shot facing west toward the Pacific Ocean, which is about 5 miles away.
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